The coastline from North Florida to South Carolina is scattered with historic ruins built of tabby, a concrete made of oyster shells. Originally covered with stucco, most of these ruins are now exposed oyster concrete. I hope to visit all these ruins.
The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation in Brunswick, GA, includes the tabby foundations of a rice mill. (Photo by Brian Brown, Vanishing Coastal Georgia). The plantation is now a state park (http://www.gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield).
Cannon's Point Preserve in St. Simons Island, GA, contains several tabby ruins. (Photo by Bill Hill) This nature preserve is maintained by the St. Simons Land Trust (http://www.sslt.org/pro_cpp_visit.php).
Dungeness ruins (Carnegie Mansion), Cumberland Island, Georgia - you can find fossilized shark teeth here!
Constructed in 1757, Fort Dorchester was a brick magazine enclosed by tabby walls. (Photo by Bill Hill). It is now a state park in Summerville, SC (http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/colonialdorchester/introduction.aspx).
Stoney-Baynard Ruins in Hilton Head Island, SC. The remnants of a tabby plantation house, two slave cabins, and kitchen chimney constructed about 1790 are located in Baynard Park in Sea Pines Plantation, which costs $6 to enter. (Photo by Cheryl Warren)
Although there are several tabby ruins on Edisto Island, SC, the only ones open to the public are found on Botany Bay Plantation. (Photo by Charlotte Hutson Wrenn) Botany Bay is a state preserve (https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/managedland?p_id=57).
Slaves built these tabby cabins at Kingsley Plantation during the 1820s. The plantation is located on Fort George Island in the Timucuan Preserve in Jacksonville, FL, and is now a national park (http://www.nps.gov/foca/learn/historyculture/kp.htm). (Photo by Kim Kleckner)